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Ei of Nakamori-ken as Lady Huayang (Kayô Fujin) (R) and Konami of Nakamori-ken (as the First Emperor) in Xianyang Palace (Kannyôkyû) (L), from the series Costume Parade of the Shimanouchi Quarter (Shimanouchi nerimono)

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MFA impressions: 06.824.2 (R), 06.824.5 (L), 11.36298a-b (complete diptych), 11.38818 (R), 11.38820a-b (complete diptych), 11.38822 (R)


Ryûsai Shigeharu ga (on each sheet) 柳斎重春画


Artist's seal: Yamaguchi uji Shigeharu


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1836 (Tenpô 7), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 125; Keyes 1973, #338a-d and pl. 54


Vertical ôban diptych; 37 x 50.9 cm (14 9/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper